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Horse meat in Hanafi Fiqh

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Horse meat in Hanafi Fiqh


In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.




Imam Abu Hanifa (RA) is of the opinion that consuming horse meat is Makruh Tanzihi due to its honour and due to the fact that a horse is needed in wars and battles.  Imam Abu Yusuf (RA) and Imam Muhammad (RA) consider it to be halal and it is said that Imam Abu Hanifa (RA) retreated to this opinion.  Therefore it will be permissible to consume, although best to avoid.  (Hidayah p.441 v.4)


Only Allah Knows Best


Mohammed Tosir Miah


Darul Ifta Birmingham

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